feel bad about (something)

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feel bad about (something)

To feel a distressing emotion, such as guilt, sorrow, or embarrassment. I feel really bad about not being able to come to your birthday party.
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I'm feeling bad about myself and really hurt that he seems to have lost interest in me.
Embrace the cloudiness of your darker moods as according to a recent study, feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse.
Unfortunately, the concept hasn't been completely effective as countless enthusiasts, burdened perhaps by troubled consciences, are asking therapists why they're still feeling bad about themselves.
All of the participants then completed the IAT and, as expected, those who were feeling bad about their test performance showed more evidence of implicit prejudice.